My Endeavor Project By Kayla Gowler

My Endeavor project is the eye, and I have had a lot of fun with it. Here is a list of things I have completed with evidence.

  • Report on sway about eyes, it has loads of facts about the eye and has lots of pictures and diagrams.
  • Letter to my grandpa who is an optometrist here in Islay and in Oban.
  • Set of instructions about keeping glasses and contacts clean.
  • Made a model eye and labeled it on seesaw and painted it
  • I also have done lots of research on glasses and eyes and its very interesting

I have finished almost everything I want completed and am very proud of my work, although I feel I need to hurry and complete the last few things.

Changes To The House Captain System

At Port Ellen Primary School, we have houses sort of like a clan. Our clans are Orsay, Texa and Nave.

Every year we normally vote for one captain and two vice captains, after we have voted, the chosen people would run that house and make it better.

We decided to change the system this year so that everyone could have a shot of leadership, most of us wanted the change but some of us were not on board with the change so we had a vote. The majority of the school voted for change so we changed our system and now we alternate.

Every term we change captains for each house. The captains would be primary six or seven. Most of the time the captain was primary seven and the vice captains were primary sixes.

By Kayla Gowler



Halloween at Port Ellen

On Halloween our school held a Halloween disco in the afternoon and a pumpkin carving competition in the morning, Almost everyone in the whole school brought their pumpkin into school. When I got into school I went to the hall to enter my pumpkin but I felt like I was in a swimming pool of pumpkins, some scary some nice some freaky some cute I also felt excited and nervous at the same time. I left my pumpkin on the table and went to class and after ordering our lunch and filling our water bottles it was time for the pumpkin competition so as we all hurriedly and excitedly went down the stairs sat in the hall yapping about if they would win. Then all of a sudden Mrs McDonald stood up and entered the hall as she loves the pumpkin competition. We all gave a big drum roll and she announced the winners, I can’t remember all of them but I remember primary 6 winner it was my friend Robyn Logan  and primary 7 was another friend of mine Harmoni  Edwards.

Then when the afternoon came round we got dressed up in out costume as it wouldn’t really be alright for us to spend the school day in our costumes, some brought make-up and some brought specific accessories for them to wear.  FINALLY it was time for the disco. we all trembled down the stairs again and when we got in the lights were of and the music was on so we all went to our friends to party. After about half an our of dancing Mrs McKenzie made us play a game were we where in groups and 1 from a group was a cat and another was a mouse and the chase began, so after the music was on and musical statues was a go. Then my favorite song came on dance Monkey!  After the disco it was home time so we all went on the bus or walked so that was Halloween for you.

by Kayla Gowler

Stacey McLean

On Friday 31st August  we had an author named Stacey McLean come for a visit.  Stacey came in to our class and had a power point on where she is from; New Scotland also known as Nova Scotia in Canada. Her Gaelic was not the exact same as ours because it is Canadian Gaelic but it was close enough for us to understand.

When Stacey came in I was very excited I think everyone else was to. First we learned some things about Nova Scotia. We learned a game but it was actually a way of teaching the children of Nova Scotia Gaelic. The  teacher would hold up a number of fingers 1-5 and then say something in Gaelic and then the kid would guess. If the kid got it wrong they would not get supper their head will be put on a stake!(According to the rhyme!)

I found it very interesting and then we watched a video of milling. Milling is the Canandian name for Waulking where you try to shrink woolen things, so the girls would sit on the floor or at a table and would grab the blanket or whatever you are milling.   You would grab it and push it in and out in out then they change it so it is in out in then you pass it to the next person and get your next bit. She gathered us on the floor and we milled lots of sheets tied together.  It was fun and we got to sing along in Gaelic.  It was very interesting meeting Stacey.